AIPUT is a specialist and responsible long term investor-developer of high quality industrial property at key UK airports. Our investment objective is to deliver sustainable and growing income with attractive capital growth throughout the lifespan of the Trust.


AIPUT - an overview

  • AIPUT (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) is a specialist semi-open ended Jersey Property Unit Trust for expert institutional investors, established for over 20 years.
  • We invest in aviation-related industrial property and land on and near the key UK airports, attracting small, medium and large-scale international businesses.
  • Today, our portfolio with a value of £0.9 billion* provides over 2.5 million square feet (sq ft) of high-quality industrial distribution warehouse accommodation at London's leading international airports including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. This specific focus demonstrates the long term value and growth that should flow from London as the world’s largest metropolitan aviation market.
  • Our strategic ownership of over 2.3 million sq ft of property at Heathrow makes us one of the largest expert investors at the airport, reinforcing our ambition to be a global market leader in this specialist property sector.
  • Our expert-led team has over 85 years experience in commercial property, and is headed by Nick Smith, a dedicated fund manager with 10 years investment expertise in the aviation-related property market.

AIPUT is managed by abrdn, formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments.

*As at December 2021

Our Capabilities

Real Estate Capabilities

Responsible real estate investing

Contact us

If you need personalised guidance, we strongly advise that you speak to a qualified financial adviser.

Investor enquiries:

Luke Powell
Senior Investment Specialist - Real Estate
Tel: (0)20 7872 4171


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Risk warning – The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may get back less than the amount invested. Please refer to the risk factors in the prospectus for general and specific investment risks attached to the individual funds.